The Hardest Part (album)

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The Hardest Part
Studio album by Allison Moorer
Released September 26, 2000
Genre Country
Length 45:51
Label MCA Nashville
Producer Kenny Greenberg, Doyle Lee Primm
Allison Moorer chronology
Alabama Song
The Hardest Part
Miss Fortune
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
AV Club Favourable [2]

The Hardest Part is the second album by singer/songwriter Allison Moorer. The album is a concept album about a doomed relationship produced and co-written by Moorer's then husband Doyle Lee Primm.[3] The album is based on her parents' relationship which ended tragically in the mid 80s when Moorer's father murdered her mother before killing himself.[4] She told No Depression magazine in 2000: "This record was inspired by the things I saw my mother go through. It’s not the true story, but it’s inspired by the true story." [5]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "The Hardest Part"   Allison Moorer, Doyle Lee Primm 3:13
2. "Day You Said Goodbye"   Moorer, Primm 4:21
3. "It's Time I Tried"   Moorer, Primm 4:13
4. "Best That I Can Do"   Moorer, Primm 3:23
5. "Think It Over"   Moorer, Primm 3:57
6. "Bring Me All Your Lovin'"   Moorer, Primm, Kenny Greenberg 5:24
7. "Is It Worth It"   Moorer, Primm 3:23
8. "Send Me Down An Angel"   Moorer, Primm 3:47
9. "No Next Time"   Moorer, Primm 6:39
10. "Feeling That Feeling Again/Cold, Cold Earth"   Moorer, Primm 7:31

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2000) Peak
US Top Country Albums (Billboard)[6] 26
US Top Heatseekers Albums (Billboard)[7] 26


  1. ^ Zac Johnson. "The Hardest Part - Allison Moorer | Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 2013-10-12. 
  2. ^ Klein, Joshua (2002-03-29). "Allison Moorer: The Hardest Part | Music | MusicalWork Review". The A.V. Club. Retrieved 2013-10-12. 
  3. ^ "Michael Bialas: Allison Moorer Interview, Part 2: A Chance to Take Deeper Breaths". Retrieved 2013-10-12. 
  4. ^ [1][dead link]
  5. ^ Alden, Grant. "Allison Moorer – Loving, Leaving, Living « Americana and Roots Music - No Depression". Retrieved 2013-10-12. 
  6. ^ "Allison Moorer Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Top Country Albums for Allison Moorer.
  7. ^ "Allison Moorer - Awards". Allmusic. Retrieved March 3, 2014.